HB1197 - JURIES - Alter, Bill
HB1197 ALLOWS JURORS CERTAIN ABILITIES.
Sponsor: Alter, Bill (90) Effective Date: 00/00/00
CoSponsor:Hall, Glenn (56) LR Number: 2516-01
Last Action: COMMITTEE: JUDICIARY AND ETHICS
01/23/96 - Public Hearing Held (H)
HB1197
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Calendar:Bill currently not on calendar
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INTRODUCED

HB 1197 -- Juries

Co-Sponsors:  Alter, Hall

This bill grants juries the power to ignore the law and vote
their conscience in any case where the government is a party.
The bill prohibits the courts from infringing upon this power
through Supreme Court rule, court order, or jury selection
methods.  The bill also allows parties to argue the
constitutionality of a law before the jury.  Failure of the
court to allow a party to inform the jury of its power to ignore
the law will be grounds for a mistrial.

The bill also permits jurors to take notes during the trial and
to question witnesses by submitting written questions to the
judge.


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